Columbia University is excited to announce the first Public Interest Technology (PIT) Summer Lab. A collaboration mixing Architecture, Urban Planning, Computer Science, and Journalism, the lab will explore interdisciplinary design processes and principles for Human Computer Interaction (HCI) that respond to the potentials as well as the adverse effects of computation on society today.
We are currently seeking applicants who are interested in leveraging technology to support public interest organizations. Our work will move beyond short-term metrics—clicks, daily active users, and private profit— and instead foster long-term value, local networks, respecting the histories and cultures of the communities we engage through design.
Anyone, regardless of year or field or major, is eligible!
The three week lab will be held June 8th to June 26th at Columbia for 20 hours each week. Participants will be paid $1200 for their time and effort.
Applications for the lab are now closed.
If you have any questions, please email Professor Lydia Chilton at firstname.lastname@example.org